On a recent trip to Spain, we were able to visit Burgo Viejo, located in the town of Alfaro on the far southeast corner of Rioja. Their winemaker, with the no-doubt-about-it-Basque-sounding name - Gorka Extebarria, was very enthusiastic about the new release: Red ruby colored wine with violet tones, this well-balanced offer comes with a sturdy structure and multiple layers of black fruit, vanilla and coconut flavors. Powerful, complex and silky smooth, this classic styled Rioja comes at a bargain price and nothing short of greatness. It also consistently gets impressive reviews for the price.
"A tight red with a dense palate of dark berries and chocolate. Full and
reserved, yet polished and energetic. Give it two years to soften. Drink
in 2020." 92 pts James Suckling (written in Aug, 2018...so it's perfect right now).